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From StarNewsOnline: A Shallotte teen was arrested early Wednesday and charged in the death of a 4-month-old boy last week
June 05, 2013

A Shallotte teen was arrested early Wednesday and charged in the death of a 4-month-old boy last week.

Randy Lee Richards, 19, is being held without bail in the Brunswick County jail on a charge of first-degree murder. Richardson made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning and was assigned an attorney, James Payne.

"This is a boy. This is a young man and he is just bewildered and distraught," Payne said about his client.

Richardson was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

Flax said 4-month-old Colton Richardson died May 28. Details surrounding the child's death were not released.

Check back later for more on this developing story.
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